Today E and I went down the Pocomoke in search of the elusive black perch. Our friend Mr. Mike Howard gave us a heads up that the bite was on. He was right the fish were mainly males but numerous enough that we were able to cherry pick dinner for the family. The fish bit best during the first of the ebb on t&b rigs with bloodworm tipped beaded spinner hooks. Soon row laden females will become more numerous and fishing will be even better!
This afternoon I had the privilege of taking my friends Ray and Ethan Willett on the river for a little crappie action. After a slow start we managed a nice mess of Pocomoke crappies along with a few male yellows and a couple of 20+ inch pickerel to round out the day. The bite was definitely best on the last of the ebb and the fish wanted it slow and near the bottom. Pink had the most takers and a small minnow helped seal the deal. The action wasn’t what it was before the storm but there were plenty of bent rods and smiles to be had. We had 4 species on the stringer which added to the fun. The water temperature had fallen to the low 40’s which probably negatively impacted the the fishing. Regardless, it was a lot of fun!